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MUTATION, French law. This term is synonymous with change, and is particularly applied to designate the change which takes place in the property of a thing in its transmission from one person to another; permutation therefore happens when, the owner of the thing sells, exchanges or gives it. It is nearly synonymous with transfer. (q.v.) Merl. Repert. h.t.

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The disease is caused by inactivating mutations in dentin matrix protein 1 (DMP1), an extracellular matrix glycoprotein belonging to the SIBLING family of proteins (8).
Inactivating mutations in the gene for thyroid oxidase 2 (THOX2) and congenital hypothyroidism.
21) Moreover, many of these pseudogenes have identical inactivating mutations shared among humans, chimpanzees, and gorillas.
Characterization of the VHL tumor suppressor gene product: localization, complex formation, and the effect of natural inactivating mutations.
Inactivating mutations in this gene result in a syndrome of macrocephaly, skin and thyroid tumours and breast cancer, but these mutations account for very few high-risk breast cancer families.
In single reported cases of men with the inactivating mutations of ERalpha or aromatase genes, a precocious arteriosclerosis is noted.